A Map to Now
A Map To Now, 2014. Edition of 20.
A Map to Now broadside features words by Carl Adamshick and artwork by Helen Hiebert. Hiebert made the charcoal gray and off-white handmade cotton papers and hand wove and cut the moon image. Adamshick’s poem, A Map to Now, is simultaneously being published in his book, “Saint Friend“, August 2014, McSweeney’s.
Edition Size: 20. The edition is signed and numbered by the poet and the artist.
Dimensions: 12″ x 18″
Medium/Materials: hand woven handmade cotton papers, letterpress printed by Lone Goose Press
A Map To Now
I didn’t know a woman could vanish
within herself, didn’t know
fear would then be her master.
I didn’t see the sun under the lindens
of November, or the moon riding
a wet black horse.
I thought my body was mine
until it became a window,
a map anyone could use.
I didn’t see the red lights
of the radio tower, or the city park
laded with fog.
The year had slipped out
of its clothes, and midnight
arrived in formal attire,
everyone swayed, held in the music,
sure the turning
of the year
was an entrance into an afterlife
of unlimited sunshine.
I tried to explain the sound
within our dreaming
not as the ocean, but street names.
Click here to view the prospectus: A Map To Now